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Robert L. LaConto
Robert L. LaConto, who taught broadcast journalism at NIU from 1964 until his retirement in 1990, died Thursday, July 30, in DeKalb. He was 91. LaConto won NIU’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award during his final semester on the faculty. Students considered him not only an aspirational teacher and mentor but a friend. “Professor LaConto...
Mayor A. George Pradel proclaimed Friday, March 21, as “Dolly McCarthy Day” in Naperville, recognizing the Northern Illinois University alumna’s years of service to the Naperville area and nonprofit organizations. The proclamation reads: “Dolly is a voice for countless not-for-profits. She helps them by consistently giving them a platform to broadcast their message and encourage...
Hallie J. Hamilton
Hallie J. Hamilton, who joined NIU in 1958 and taught journalism from 1961 until his retirement three decades later, died Thursday, Dec. 19, in DeKalb. He was 89. A World War II veteran, Hamilton created the photojournalism program at NIU. He also taught courses without cameras, including advertising copywriting, article writing, industrial editing, layout and even...
Karen Grubb
Since the early 1970s, class photos of NIU students enrolled in journalism photography classes have been documented and archived. A recent project spearheaded by Karen Grubb, Department of Communication multimedia technician, has culminated in a permanent display of nearly 240 photographs featuring approximately 2,200 current NIU students and alums. The collection of class photos winds...
Jenna Dooley
WNIJ (89.5 FM) reporter/morning show producer Jenna Dooley has been named “Newsfinder of the Year” by Illinois Associated Press. The award winner is chosen by Illinois AP staff and recognizes one reporter for outstanding cooperation with the news service. AP depends on its members to share news of state-wide interest. Dooley joined WNIJ’s news department in...